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Neil S. Siegel


Works in Progress

  • The Collective Action Constitution (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2023)
  • The Customary Constitution: The Role of Historical Gloss and Constitutional Conventions in Constructing the Separation of Powers (book project with Curtis A. Bradley)


Articles, Essays, and Book Chapters

Issues Edited


Recent Legal Blog Posts

Popular Publications

  • How RBG Would Have Powered Through this Crisis, CNN (September 21, 2020)
  • The Supreme Court Is Avoiding Talking About Race, Atlantic (August 7, 2020)
  • Anthony Kennedy is Not Stupid, SLATE, February 5, 2017 (with Dahlia Lithwick)
  • The Democrats Can't Block Gorusch, SLATE, February 1, 2017 (with Dahlia Lithwick)
  • Court-Hacking Comes to North Carolina, Raleigh News & Observer, Oct. 18. 2016 (with Joseph Blocher)
  • A Litmus Test for Trump’s Racism, The Hill, June 10, 2016
  • The Harm in the GOP’s Pseudo-Principled Supreme Court Stance, THE HILL, April 15, 2016
  • The American People Will Decide the Supreme Court’s Future Anyway, THE HILL, March 3, 2016
  • Does CNN Deserve to be Reelected?, HUFFINGTON POST, November 8, 2012
  • Romney, Women, and the Supreme Court, HUFFINGTON POST, Nov. 5, 2012
  • Yes, the Justices Indeed “Make Law,” RALEIGH NEWS &OBSERVER, July 13, 2009
  • The Meaning of the Court’s Decision in the School Cases, CONTRA COSTA TIMES, July 2007
  • Detainees and the Constitution, RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER, Sept. 27, 2006, at A13
  • Beware the Anti-Freedom Amendment, RALEIGH NEWS &OBSERVER, June 9, 2006, at A15
  • Separating Childhood Heroes from Today’s Politics, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Feb. 24, 2006, at A15
  • Taking Issue: Americans Deserve Answers, National Public Radio Online, Oct. 20, 2005, at
  • Remembering Chief Justice Rehnquist, WASHINGTON POST, Sept. 5, 2005, at A30
  • Rigorous Questions Would Be Only Fair, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, July 21, 2005, at A19
  • The Conservative Choice Is a Moderate, RALEIGH NEWS &OBSERVER, July 6, 2005, at A13>
  • The Rhetoric Behind “Strict Constructionism,” DURHAM HERALD-SUN, June 19, 2005, at A11 (with Aziz Huq)
  • Why President Bush Should Not Take the 5th, HOUSTON CHRONICLE, June 17, 2005, at B11
  • Medical Marijuana: Read Between the Lines, RALEIGH NEWS &OBSERVER, June 14, 2005, at A11
  • Justices Create Confusion in Sentencing by Declaring Guidelines Advisory, DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 18, 2005 (with Erwin Chemerinsky)
  • Nomination Could Bridge Divide, SUN SENTINEL (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), November 22, 2004, at 23A
  • The Election and the U.S. Supreme Court, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, November 2, 2004, at C21